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BODOG POKER REVIEW

 

Quick Summary

Bodog Poker is an innovative site that has all the qualities essential to a good poker room. The beginnings of Bodog Entertainment, date back to 1994, and today this company has grown to offer its customers pre-eminent sports betting opportunities across all major leagues, tournaments and events in North America, a thriving and dynamic poker community, and a full Vegas-style casino with web-based and downloadable games, even a music label, television production and more.  They are a standalone site not associated with any network so they have the freedom to offer some great promotions and sign up bonuses that other can’t.  Bodog works hard to make the customers feel special and take to heart their motto that Bodog is more that an eGaming site it is a life style.

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Quick Facts

 
    • Name
    • bodog Poker
    • Country
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Network
    • Bodog Poker
    • Established
    • 2004
    • Telephone
    • 1-888-263-0000
 

Bonuses

 
    • Deposit Bonus
    • 100% up to $1000
    • Bonus Code
    • PokerSource
 

Rakeback

 
    • Rakeback
    • N/A
    • Statistics
    • N/A
 

Deductions

 
    • Tournaments
    • N/A
    • Bonuses
    • N/A
 

Payments

 
    • Payments
    • N/A
    • Deposit and Withdraw Methods
    • N/A
 

Pros:

    • The table colors are customizable.
    • Supports Multi-table play.
    • Helpful lobby filters.
    • You can see your hand after folding it.

Cons:

    • The table layout is poor.
    • Low traffic at the Omaha and Seven Card Stud tables.
    • Simple graphics.

Main Review:

Bodog Poker is an innovative site that has all the qualities essential to a good poker room. The beginnings of Bodog Entertainment date back to 1994. Today this company has grown to offer its customers a sportsbook, a casino, a music label, television production and more. Bodog Poker was launched in 2004; since then, the site has maintained fresh ideas, understanding what turns a visitor into a satisfied, loyal customer.

Support is outstanding, the game selection is varied, the tournament schedule is well-attended, the banking functions are efficient and the player traffic is steady.

Bodog Poker’s commitment to beginning and recreational players is good for their business and for online poker in general, but the site is also a great place for more experienced players. Five professional poker players endorse the site as part of Team Bodog: Evelyn Ng and Amanda Musumeci. 

bodog Poker - Game Types:

The game selection of Bodog Poker includes Texas Hold’em, 7 Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and Five Card Stud. The wide limits of the Texas Hold’em games range from $.05/$.10 up to $30/$60. The rest of the games are offered in the low to middle-limit ranges. The multi-table and Sit-and-go tournament formats are extensive. The short-handed Texas Hold’em flop view percentages are usually above 50%. Bodog Poker attracts all kinds of players and the heads-up format has good action, even if the tables don’t fill up very fast and the stakes are not as high as other sites. The Sit-and-Gos are offered in single and multi-table formats but the players don’t have to wait much for a table.

Bodog also offers sit-and-go tables for beginners where the players can practice without breaking their bankrolls. There’s a large selection of multi-table tournaments in which the players will find anything they want at peak hours. The tournament selection includes regular tournaments, $500 and $1,000 freerolls, satellites, guaranteed, re-buys, non re-buys, special events and turbo tournaments with a rapidly increasing blind structure that offers a good change of pace. The daily tournaments offered by this site have a monthly guaranteed prize pool of more than $1.8 million, ranging from $1,000 up to $10,000.

The Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo and Five Card Stud games are not decently populated outside of peak hours. Those players who look for extra action have the possibility of playing the wide variety of casino games offered by Bodog. This poker room offers a 110% first deposit bonus up to $500. The players will earn Bodog Poker Points to get bonuses and entries to special tournaments.

 

bodog Poker - Software and Features:

The Bodog Poker software has an array of options and user-set preferences that separate this poker room from the competition. Starting with source code from Micropower, Bodog used its own-house programmers to tailor the software to Bodog's standards. Bodog Poker’s “late start” as a poker room helped them learn from the mistakes and successes of the rest to a point that allows the site to set the industry standards for application features and quality. The players can view a standard lobby or use the “quickseat” feature to take the players to open seats at their favorite game/level.

The lobby filters help players navigate the site in order to find what they’re looking for, this valuable information is displayed in columns such as “average pot size” and “players per flop.” Multi-table is supported at up to 4 tables thanks to a unique “picture in picture” feature; in addition, the site also provides two different screen layouts for this feature. The problem is that those players who have invested in oversized monitors are more used to standard multi-tabling in which each game appears in a separate window they can arrange on screen to suit their preferences. However, those who are not concerned about multi-tabling will truly enjoy the gameplay experience.

This software is user-friendly and full of features, the “raise to” button in the control panel initiates a bet that matches the amount shown in a small area next to the bet slider, this number will change based on the actions of the rest of the players. Bodog Poker’s chat system is quite good; the “dealer” chat summarizes the action and is separated from the player chat, the conversations with a particular player can be ignored. Hand histories are available under the account preferences, the players can search for a certain date and game to find the hand history they’re looking for. Basic statistics are available in the lower right section of the tables, the players can take notes on their opponents by tabbing to the note area from the statistics area and player notes are automatically saved.

The layout of this software is minimalist, favoring those who just want to follow the action; there are no chairs, end tables, plants or accessories but the players can change the table color to suit their preferences. There’s a feature that lets the players see their hand after folding it, allowing them to analyze their decision. The action is fast and the cards are easy-to-read, small avatars can be used without distracting the players.

bodog Poker - Behind the Scenes:

This poker room offers prompt and knowledgeable 24/7 support via email and telephone, the customer support staff is friendly and helpful. There’s a web-based messaging system that provides important news to the players. The customers can manage the newsletter and press subscriptions from within their Bodog account to ensure they don’t receive any email that they don’t want to receive.

The shuffling algorithm and random number generator used by this poker room has been fully tested by Gaming Associates as part of the licensing process. Bodog Poker is more than a great place to play poker, this poker room is a great place to find entertainment and read the latest sports and gaming news.